As of Jan. 1, 2022, the Fairfax County Public Library will no longer assess late fines to the record of any borrower for most items. Few special collection items ( Chromebooks, ILL items, Mobile Hotspots, Nature Back Packs, Art Prints) will retain daily late fees. After an item is overdue for 35 days, the customer will be billed for the replacement cost of that item, unless the item is returned. Responsibility for returning items in a timely manner belongs to the cardholder. The library offers email notification of due date reminders to help customers avoid late fines. If you do not choose to receive email notifications about your account and have provided a phone number you will receive a phone call when an item is ten days past due.
Borrowing privileges are blocked when the amount owed is $15 or more.
|Items||Fees & Fines|
|Framed Art, Nature Back Packs||$0.30 per day overdue/
$6.00 maximum - Provided the item is returned
|Reference books (When allowed to circulate)||$1.00 per hour overdue/
|Interlibrary Loan||$1.00 per day overdue/ $1,000.00 maximum|
$1.00 per day overdue
$600.00 Replacement fee
$25.00 Replacement fee for bag or power cable
|Replacement library card||No Charge|
|Non-Resident library card||$27.00/year|
|Guest pass to use the library's Internet computers||
Items that are more than 35 days overdue will be declared lost and the cardholder will be billed for the cost of the item. If the long overdue item is returned, the replacement cost will be removed. Items that are damaged will be billed for the cost of the item. Once a lost item is paid for it becomes the property of the customer and the library will not provide a refund or credit if found.
Please look thoroughly before reporting a loss as the cost of the item is non-refundable should you subsequently find the item. Report lost or damaged items at any library branch, http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/library/branches.
* Make check payable to Fairfax County Public Library and include library card number in the memo field. Payment may be sent to:
Fairfax County Public Library
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 324
Fairfax, VA 22035-0012
If you have a question about a particular fee on your library account, please send us an email and be sure to include your name and library card number for reference.
Overpayments of $10 or more on customer library accounts made in error are automatically generated and normally sent within 2 to 3 weeks from the date of notification. For questions about your account refund or overpayment, please contact 703-324-3100 or email.
The library is obligated to attempt the recovery of all outstanding debt and/or library materials. To that end, customers with fees of $25 or more are subject to referral to a collection agency and a non-negotiable $10.00 referral fee will be applied to the account.